Wikipedia:Watchlist notices

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In order to place a notice at the top of every registered user's watchlist, an editor can make a request at Mediawiki talk:Watchlist-messages. Once a consensus forms to list a notice, it is added, and the notice counter (the cookie-ID) is incremented. Notices should be approved for a fixed length of time after which point they will be removed.

Adding the template {{Edit protected}} to a request will ensure that an administrator is aware of it. This is particularly useful for uncontentious changes, such as correcting a typographical error in an existing message.

About the noticeEdit

Shows to all users who use a watchlist. Appears above the horizontal rule on the watchlist. Controlled by MediaWiki:Watchlist-messages. Dismissable using JavaScript found in MediaWiki:Common.js/watchlist.js.

Standing noticesEdit

Certain announcements have been included in the watchlist notices without any need for discussion. These include:

How to hide the noticesEdit

To hide these notices permanently, add this code to your skin.css:

#watchlist-message { display: none; }

This will also hide geonotices (location-specific notifications). To hide geonotices only, without hiding the other watchlist notices, you can disable it in your preferences.

If you hide notices, you may want to add MediaWiki:Watchlist-messages to your watchlist, so you can see if there have been updates.

How to see notices recently dismissedEdit

If the notice is still "live", it will be visible at one of the five bold-linked pages in the infobox above.

See alsoEdit